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How Can I Become Involved?

As a Subject Matter Expert

Subject Matter Experts or (SMEs) participate in exam development activities, such as exam question writing and review, exam form review, and more. All SMEs must hold the CRCST credential in good standing, ideally for a minimum of 3-5 years. Additional certifications, such as the CIS or CHL, are also preferred but not required (unless called for by the specific project.) Previous attendance at IAHCSMM annual meetings, or involvement with IAHCSMM chapters or committees, is also preferred but not required. SMEs serve on a per meeting basis.

As a Committee Member

As necessary, the Certification Council may create various committees to oversee projects and elections. All committee members must be certificants in good standing. Previous experience as a SME or Council member is preferred, but not required. Committee members are typically appointed for two-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms (unless otherwise dictated by a specific committee/project.)

As a Council Member

The Certification Council has 4-8 certified member representatives. All certificant representatives must hold the CRCST credential in good standing. At least 1 certificant representative must also be CIS certified and at least 1 certificant representative must also be CHL certified. Previous experience as a SME is preferred, but not required. A minimum of 3-5 years of central service experience is also preferred, but not required. Certificant representatives will serve 3 year terms.

To inquire about becoming involved as an SME or Committee Member, please contact the Certification Council.

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